jQuery Bay Area Conference 2010

This weekend I was in Mountain View to speak at the jQuery Bay Area Conference 2010 which was incredible. It was really amazing to meet so many passionate JavaScript developers and an honor to be part of that group for 2 days. My presentation was about automated UI testing and focused on a framework I have developed at eBuddy to do UI testing on our new web messenger.

Although the presentation was a bit messy (the room's technician hijacked my laptop for a couple of minutes to fix an issue with one of the screens), the framework seemed to struck a chord with many developers. Afterwards it was made very clear by some of them that I should get it out in the open as soon as possible. I specifically asked them "how?" and it was unanimously decided it should definitely be on GitHub. So there you go.

Unfortunately, from the San Francisco hotel I'm currently staying in, I can't seem to get a good enough connection to this site's FTP server or otherwise I would have put up a demo and made my slides available. That will have to wait until I get back to The Netherlands. I will try to start adding some useful documentation as well.

I really hope some people in the jQuery community will pick up this ball and start running with it. Several people at the conference said it could be a useful tool including some jQuery and jQuery UI team members. If you like it, please send some love in eBuddy's direction since they were the ones who allowed me to develop and release it in the first place.

I would like to thank the jQuery team and all the other speakers having me there and making this weekend an unforgettable experience. Hopefully, I can meet you all at another conference in the near future. Perhaps jQuery Amsterdam 2010?

P.S. Ralph Whitbeck and Rey Bango of the official jQuery podcast interviewed me right after the presentation and put up the video as well and I put up the slides as well.

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